[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 1/4] Prefer +-NN notation for UT-offset time zones in comments.

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Aug 24 13:51:15 UTC 2016

On 24/08/16 14:39, Paul_Koning at dell.com wrote:
>> I am not a fan of this change in general, I think UTC-1 is both more
>> > common, and less ambiguous than -01 (from the latter it isn't even
>> > obvious that the expression has anything to do with time offsets)
>> > but this change in particular ...
> So are you suggesting that all the entries that have already been changed to the ±NN syntax should be changed to UTC+/-N?

Looking at the posted patch I must say that in most cases the
replacement is a lot more difficult to read than the original. Using UTC
as a flag that the offset is based on that makes documentation
unambiguous. But then I'm still fighting the fact that these ARE only
offsets and have nothing to do with flagging DST time zones!

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